The Boulder Jewish Community stepped out on February 2nd for the Boulder JCC’s annual gala fundraiser, Reflections, held once again at the Omni Interlocken Hotel. With it’s cirque theme, the Boulder JCC continued its recent string of fundraising successes by inviting guests to Reflect in a Whole New Way. This year’s event welcomed more than 300 community members and raised over $100,000 for the JCC’s current year operating budget including an astounding $40,000 designated for preschool scholarships.
From the moment guests entered, they were immediately struck by the changes to this year’s event. Costumed performers milled about as guests enjoyed an extended cocktail hour with extra time to socialize and bid on silent auction items. In addition, an aerialist and a chair balancing act, entertained guests in the ballroom. Instead of a sit-down dinner, this year, guests enjoyed a variety of food stations and an amazing array of desserts.
The event honored Erik Bernstein as Bright Star and Julie and Matt Rich as Rising Stars. Erik has served on the board of the Boulder JCC for over 10 years and has been an integral part of building the Jewish community in Boulder County. Matt and Julie have been involved with the organization since their daughters attended the JCC Preschool. Matt currently serves on the board and Julie has served as a valuable volunteer for a number of events. Together, they embody the spirit of rising stars in our community.
Jonathan Lev, Boulder JCC Executive Director said:
It takes a community to make a night like this come together. We are so grateful to the many of you who joined us for this special evening of celebration to support the diverse programming of the JCC!”
Here are some photos from the night:
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